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Facilities Receiving Upgrades

Students will have something big to look forward to upon returning to school this fall. The new sports complex is already in the works and the football field is expected to be completed by August 21, just in time for Friday night football games.Tyler County Schools are moving forward on a ...

The Press Box For May 6

President Trump said, "We have to get our sports back. I'm tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old."Trump said he was assembling a panel of experts, including the commissioners of every major league in the country, to figure out a way for games to return to stadiums around the ...

All-OVAC Boys, Girls Hoops Teams Announced

Girls Class 1AFirst Team: Ashley Howell, Beallsville; Ashlie Louden, Beallsville; Maelyn Canada, Cameron; Lili Neely, Cameron; Sydney Lyon, Conotton Valley; Kara Ramsey, Frontier; Rachel Snedden, Hundred; Jazzy Melnyk, Madonna; Abbe Stackpole, Paden City; Jaclyn Smith, Trinity; Shyanne Moore, ...

OVAC Hall of Fame Adds Five Legends

Five highly honored prep athletes who competed at the major college level will be honored in the 16th class of Legends of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference schools.The five Legends selections will be feted at the 17th annual OVAC Hall of Fame banquet in Saturday, August 15 at WesBanco Arena in ...

The Press Box For April 29

The announcement came as expected on Tuesday afternoon April 21. All West Virginia high school sports were over for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.Governor Jim Justice announced schools in the state would remain closed for the rest of the school year, which immediately brought word ...

Hilltoppers Kyle Signs Large, Talented Group

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - West Liberty University head Acrobatics and Tumbling coach Kelsey Kyle is thrilled with the depth and potential of her 2020-21 recruiting class.Kyle, who had her Hilltoppers off to a record-setting start this spring before her debut season was cut short by the COVID-19 ...

All-Valley Boys’ Team Announced

BIG SCHOOLAlex Vargo, Wheeling Park (Captain)Already being one of the best players in the state of West Virginia going into his senior year, Wheeling Park's Alex Vargo, once again elevated his game. A two-time West Virginia Class AAA first team all-stater, Vargo had his finest season in a ...

The Press Box For April 22

Got in a little cornhole practice in my garage this past week. I set up the old WVU boards and pitched for about two hours each evening. This was my first time, and I never realized it was as much fun. It takes a good deal of skill to toss those bean bags into the hole. I watched it on TV and ...

This Week in Sports History

April 15, 1947: The day Jackie Robinson made history. On April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Robinson debuted in the major leagues with the New York Dodgers, officially becoming MLB's first African-American player. April 15th is now commemorated as Jackie Robinson Day, with every player in the league ...

Bullring Booster Program a Success

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. - Rich in tradition earned through the hard work of many men and women throughout four decades, the Tyler County Speedway remains as a perfect reminder of longstanding grassroots family entertainment. Since its inception in 1974, the Tyler County Speedway remains a local ...